After protests, Iran's Supreme leader calls for punishment of those who disrupt economic security

  1. After protests, Iran’s Supreme leader calls for punishment of those who disrupt economic security  Reuters
  2. Roiling Markets, US Insists World Must Stop Buying Iranian Oil  New York Times
  3. In Tehran, Economic Protests Flare As Iran’s Currency Plunges  NPR
  4. Trump Has No Coherent Strategy on Iran. Astonishingly, Neither Does Israel  Haaretz
  5. US Toughens Stance on Future Iran Oil Exports  Wall Street Journal
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Male vervet monkeys use punishment and coercion to de-escalate costly intergroup fights

Male vervet monkeys attack members of their own group to prevent them from escalating intergroup encounters into high-risk fights, or to de-escalate ongoing intergroup fights. In contrast, female monkeys use ‘the carrot and the stick’ to promote male participation in intergroup fights, anthropologists have shown.
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Russia urges harshest punishment for Ivan the Terrible painting attacker

Russia urges harshest punishment for Ivan the Terrible painting attackerRussia on Monday called for the harshest possible punishment after a visitor to Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery caused serious damage by attacking a famous 19th-century painting of Ivan the Terrible. Russia’s deputy culture minister Vladimir Aristarkhov told a news conference the gallery on Monday that his ministry expects the man to receive “the most severe punishment possible”. “We would like to initiate a discussion on toughening up the punishment for the vandalism of art,” Tretyakov Gallery director Zelfira Tregulova added, speaking in the Repin Room of the gallery where the crime took place.


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Xi warns Taiwan will face 'punishment of history' for separatism

Xi warns Taiwan will face 'punishment of history' for separatismBy Philip Wen BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it will face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory. Taiwan is one of China’s most sensitive issues and a potentially dangerous military flashpoint. China’s hostility towards Taiwan has risen since the 2016 election of President Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party.


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